Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Elders: Living Life with Dignity
Transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals are survivors! But they do carry some specific considerations in aging and at the end of life. We can do better in caring for transgender elders by learning more about the community in general, examining specific challenges experienced by this population, and caring for ourselves and others when we serve as care providers. This medically focused presentation examines aging: what we know, what we fear, and practical information about dealing with common health-related issues that arise. Health maintenance, interactions with first responders and other health care professionals, maximizing the senses, mental health concerns, living with chronic health conditions, creating a livable space, end-of- life considerations, and grief management will be among the topics discussed, along with a review of basic transgender health considerations and terminology.